The Recorded Music Industry: Crisis Or Opportunity
危機 "When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity." - John F. Kennedy
The recorded music industry has been in crisis for more than 5 years. Instead of trying to "fix it", wouldn't both music and the industry be better served if we seized this opportunity to build something entirely new?
But what should the new music industry look like? It should be more transparent and fair, to be sure. But what else?
At the Rethink Music Conference, I heard many innovative ideas struggling to find traction. Others arrive in my inbox daily. But which are worth our time? Finding those answers keeps me up at night.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.